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Joe Heck

For the Heck of It, Republicans Keep Denying Reality

Apparently, professional radical right whiners are not happy when the truth is told about Joe Heck and what he’s doing in Washington. Apparently I’m “embarrassing myself daily for the entire world to watch”.

Wait, so telling the truth is now “embarrassing”? Lordy, someone needs to call the WHAAAAAA-MBULENCE!

They’re even taking the crybaby act to the local teabagger propaganda ragnewspaper” to whine about “big, bad, unemployed people stalking!!!” poor little rich Joe Heck. OK, so maybe Heck’s feelings are hurt when he sits in his hilltop McMansion and staffers notify him of constituents saying not-so-nice things about him.

Well, guess what? Those “big, bad, unemployed people” have lost their jobs, are losing their (far more modest) homes, and are worried about how they’ll put food on the family table in the next week. Nevadans are suffering, yet all Heck and his Republican colleagues in Congress want to do is lie about consumer safeguards

Politicians and business groups often blame excessive regulation and fear of higher taxes for tepid hiring in the economy. However, little evidence of that emerged when McClatchy canvassed a random sample of small business owners across the nation. [...]

McClatchy reached out to owners of small businesses, many of them mom-and-pop operations, to find out whether they indeed were being choked by regulation, whether uncertainty over taxes affected their hiring plans and whether the health care overhaul was helping or hurting their business.

Their response was surprising.

None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it. Some pointed to the lack of regulation in mortgage lending as a principal cause of the financial crisis that brought about the Great Recession of 2007-09 and its grim aftermath.

Obsess over teabagger extremist endorsements, attack the Peace Corps (??!!), flirt with eliminating corporate income tax (while demanding that seniors and disabled get Social Security and Medicare cuts), and return from a month long vacation only to keep obstructing and play political games against President Obama.

Did you notice something missing there? For all the pomp and circumstance, where is the action on what matters? Where are the jobs?

They definitely have not surfaced here since Congressional Republicans took over the federal agenda and called for a host of job-killing policies, from union busting to “austerity” budgets to holding the full faith and credit of America hostage. When even a majority of Republicans think President Obama needs to focus more on job creation than budget deficits (overall, 68% of Americans want more focus on jobs while only 30% want more focus on budget cutting), shouldn’t Joe Heck and his House GOP colleagues think twice before pushing the same policy agenda that the overwhelming majority of Americans reject?

President Obama has tried desperately to engage Congressional Republicans with multiple offers of compromise, but even he now has to realize that he can’t keep trying to negotiate with crazy and expect different results. “Austerity” really is killing our economy and killing off American jobs, but Joe Heck just doesn’t want to quit these bad policies. So why should he be surprised when his angry constituents show up outside his office to protest?

Discussion

5 Responses to “For the Heck of It, Republicans Keep Denying Reality”

  1. Considering Amy, Bob and CarolAnn are all the same person (probably working from Joe Heck’s office, or Mark Ciavola’s home) your baloney about Colin is quite worthless.

    The truth is that Joe Heck’s desire for a balanced budget could easily be achieved by a modest tax structure had during the Clinton years. But he isn’t in the least interested in a balanced budget. That’s complete crap. He wants lower taxes to “starve the beast.” AKA, he wants our Social Security and Medicare. It aint gonna happen. You are done Mr. Heck. Time to pack your bags, because we are sending you home.

    Posted by Justin McAffee | September 7, 2011, 10:34 pm
  2. just fyi…Heck does still practice medicine (don’t know where he finds the time), I work with him; he is an outstanding doctor. I think Colin should be most mad at Obama. I was really excited and hoping he would do what he promised, I can’t tell you how disappointed I am in him. People were right, he wasn’t ready.

    Posted by CarolAnn | September 7, 2011, 9:43 am
  3. Facts for the factless:
    Joe Heck did not charge for townhall meeting, he was simply a guest.
    I am a cynical man, but in all my years of voting as a Democrat, I can truly say Heck is the most intelligent and trustworthy I have come across in a long time. I don’t care that he is Republican, I want the best person for the job. But one would have to be a man to make a decision like that. Clearly, Colin is not. He seems to be childlike, making things up and going off the deep end. I, too, like Amy, doubt his existance, simply because he comments are so outrageous and hateful. I also see his comments on everything, and suspect he has a auto-notification when something is written about Heck, just so he can respond. Note to ‘Colin”…you really do sound psychotic, and if I were Dr heck, I would hang up on you too. He doesn’t have to take your disrespect. Shame on you, and grow up. You’ll find that people tend to respond better if you act like an adult and semi-intelligent.
    As to the writer of the article…I’m just wondering where in the world you get your info and why would you put it out there knowing it’s wrong?

    Posted by Bob | September 7, 2011, 8:26 am
  4. @ Colin…I have to question your sanity; you’re so far out of touch with reality and your facts are so incredibly wrong, one has to wonder if you really exist, or are you just a over-the-top-liberal who likes to write the most brainless and shocking stuff? You rant so much, you make no sense what-so-ever. I don’t think you’re real.. No one can be that wrong about so many things, and have the nerve to actually put your real name on it. Go take a pill, psycho…

    Posted by AMy | September 7, 2011, 7:59 am
  5. Enjoyed the article, Mr. Davey.

    Congressman Heck is simply a disgrace. So far to date, there have been no town hall meetings in Eastern Las Vegas. But my Congressman has called me SIX times with some kind of stupid phone teleconference where I sit there, ask a question into a phone, some Heck stooge listens to it, censors it, approves it, disapproves it, and if his munificent majestic Heck deigns to entertain my question, then he gets on the line and answers it. Or he can hang up on me. REALLY, REALLY dumb way of doing things. I got the impression these teleconference thingees are made more to pad some kind of Republican Party statistic where he can point to a stupid piece of paper and say, see?!!!??!, look!!!, I got ahold of people and talked to them. Yeah. Right. But not face to face. Because either he knows we hate him or he’s afraid of us.

    Anyways, on Aug 29, 2011, during the time of the surfacing of the “Pay Per View” Congressman, I checked the mail and found another letter from my totally out of touch Congressman Heck.

    Once again he proves he never listens to his constituents, only following party political lines of thought, reasoning and most importantly…their stupid strategy.

    Excerpts and comments as follows (if you’ll permit me):

    “You likely are aware that our nation is facing critical issues related to our budget.”

    Perhaps. But you want the panic button hit and snow the people into outrage.

    “It’s time to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Consitution.”

    No, you idiot. Heck acts like him and his stupid Republican cronies in the House of Representatives are the only ones concerned with this. There is no need for this course of action.

    President Obama and his administration demonstrate they do things that the previous administration didn’t do for a horrible eight long years: They make sure something is paid for before doing it.

    All of a sudden, Heck and his dumb party has a come-to-Jesus moment? I don’t think so.

    “Frankly, I don’t trust Washington to address this problem with future promises—both sides have spent more money than we have and created an unnecessary, but very real crisis.”

    No. This is directed only at President Obama. Republicans could care less about the budget. They want ANOTHER (debt ceiling was the one before) manufactured crisis to pound out their party politics again.

    Only time a Republican worries about a balanced budget is when a Democrat is President. They want the beast starved, get that money back, so that when they get into power, they can spend like a drunken sailor again. Heck seems to fall in well with this Republican Party policy. He fails to realize the most rational way to balance a budget is over a period of time with sane fiscal policy…not this slice and dice to turn it into purely political party purposes that the Republicans just love to explore all the time.

    “We need to put the rhetoric and gamesmanship aside and deal with real solutions in spending.”

    The pot is calling the kettle black. The Republican Party, on the whole, pursues this as a policy. Now they say the other side is doing it. Additionally, spending is not the crisis. Revenue and jobs are, but that don’t fit in with the Republican scorched earth policy to try to snow the American voters to get back into power.

    “As a doctor, nothing was worse than delivering bad news to my patients.”

    Oh, please, Mr. Heck. Don’t fall back on those doctor days. Because every indication shows that nowadays, you are not a doctor. You have welcomed the opportunity to be a cold, calculating, heartless and ruthless bastard of a politican. You forgot all that doctor stuff. By words and deeds so far in office this is nothing but the truth. Take them sheepskins off of your wall and throw them in the trash. You no longer follow the Hippocratic Oath. You participate only in hypocritical boasts. The only time he talks about his doctor days is to pound out some stupid Republican Party political stance from hell.

    I could go on more about what this stupid letter tries to do, along with my Congressman’s futile attempts to snow Southern Nevada voters, but you get the idea.

    The main thing about this that puts a sour taste in my mouth is the fact that, back in November 2010, the American voters decided jobs were the most important thing. And that they wanted divided Government.

    Well, we got the divided Government. Oh boy did we get it.

    Now, all of a sudden, Heck is saying to balance the budget is more important than the economy and providing people with jobs?

    Something is really, really wrong here.

    Bring on the 2012 elections. I wanna see this guy booted so far out of office his fanny perpendicular bounces on the sidewalk a minimum of at least three times.

    Enough is enough. Heck is gone. I’m tired of living in a Republican Party hell of his making.

    Posted by ColinFromLasVegas | September 6, 2011, 9:11 am

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